Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson - Wil Haygood

Generally regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in history, Sugar Ray Robinson came of age as a man and a boxer in the ’40s and ’50s.  He’s best known for the six legendary brawls he fought with Jake Lamotta, but his cultural significance extends beyond athletics. His story is also the story of post-war Harlem featuring the likes of Lena Horne, Langston Hughes, and Miles Davis.  At the height of his career, Robinson owned a Harlem night club that was frequently the hottest spot in town.  Will Haygood, who writes for the Washington Post, brings not only the inimitable Robinson to life in Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson (Knopf, $27.95), but also fixes him within the electric milieu that is Harlem.  After penning bios of Adam Clayton Powell and Sammy Davis, Jr., Haygood rounds out his picture of African-American icons of the mid-twentieth century with this life of Sugar Ray.

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781569766088
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - April 1st, 2011

The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health: More Than 200 New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Delicious and Nutrient-Rich Dishes

The Moosewood Collective is back, this time with a book of recipes based on the simple premise that eating more fruits and vegetables, both cooked and raw, is the ingredient to living healthier and longer. The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking For Health: More than 200 Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Delicious and Nutrient-Rich Dishes (Simon & Schuster, $35) is full of creative, globally inspired recipes including chickpea crepes, figs baked with chevre and pistachios, and tofu, leek, and almond-stuffed portabellas.  Besides the recipes, each of which comes with detailed nutritional analysis, and menu ideas, The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health also discusses timely topics such as environmental sustainability, the importance of eating locally, and the Glycemic Index.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781416548874
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2009

Ad Hoc at Home - Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller is best known for the artistically inspired dishes he dreams up for his Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry.  In Ad Hoc At Home (Artisan, $50) he turns his culinary expertise to comfort food.  Recipes include family favorites like beef Stroganoff, chicken pot pie, flaky biscuits, and cherry pie.  In full color with step-by-step instructions, he demonstrates the best way to truss a chicken, how to form a perfect hamburger, even a recommended way to dress a salad.  Unlike his previous books which, while beautiful, were intimidating to most home cooks, Ad Hoc at Home is user-friendly and full of dishes that are likely to become familiar additions to cooks’ repertoires.

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$60.00
ISBN: 9781579653774
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Published: Artisan - November 6th, 2009

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